1953 Bowman Color Baseball Complete Set (160/160)  
Lot Number 135
 
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The Bowman Company of Philadelphia made a splash by issuing the first full-colored card in hobby history. This expensive series was designed to keep up with the fledgling Topps Company and nearly drove Bowman to bankruptcy. Presented is a gorgeous 1953 Bowman Color complete set of (160) cards. This sharp group is led by a stunning cast of Hall of Famers and has an approximate condition breakdown of 25% (EX-MT or better), 35% (EX), 20% (VG-EX) and 20% (VG or lesser). Highlights include 1 Da. Williams (EX-MT), #9 Rizzuto (EX), #10 Ashburn (VG), #18 N. Fox (EX-MT), #32 Musial (EX), #33 Reese (EX), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (EX-MT), #46 Campanella (EX), #59 Mantle (BVG 6.5), #92 Hodges (GD), #93 Rizzuto/Martin (VG-EX), #97 Mathews (EX), #99 Spahn (VG), #101 Schoendienst (EX-MT), #114 Feller (trim), #117 Snider (EX), #118 B. Martin (trim), #121 Berra (trim), #153 Ford (EX) and #160 Abrams (EX-MT). This coveted set appears at the peak of presentation, despite nearly one-third of the cards revealing varying degrees of wax straining. For a complete list of key cards, please visit our website.

#1 Da. Williams (EX-MT), #9 Rizzuto (EX), #10 Ashburn (VG), #18 N. Fox (EX-MT), #32 Musial (EX), #33 Reese (EX), #40 Doby (VG-EX), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (EX-MT), #46 Campanella (EX), #51 Irvin (VG-EX), #55 Durocher (VG), #57 Boudreau (VG-EX), #59 Mantle (BVG 6.5), #61 Kell (VG-EX), #62 Kluszewski (EX), #65 Roberts (VG), #80 Kiner (EX), #81 Slaughter (VG), #92 Hodges (GD), #93 Rizzuto/Martin (VG-EX), #97 Mathews (EX), #99 Spahn (VG), #101 Schoendienst (EX-MT), #114 Feller (trim), #117 Snider (EX), #118 B. Martin (trim), #121 Berra (trim), #146 Wynn (EX), #153 Ford (EX) and #160 Abrams (EX-MT). 
 
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